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BY: Graham Piro
President Donald Trump said Thursday that a government shutdown would hurt the U.S. military worse than any other sector of the government as lawmakers scramble to reach a spending deal to avert such an outcome.
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"If the country shuts down, which could very well be … the worst thing is what happens to our military," Trump told reports outside the Pentagon, where he is meeting with top defense officials. "We're rebuilding our military, we're bringing it to a level that it's never been at, and the worst thing is for our military. We don't want that to happen."
"As you know, [the military has] been depleted over the last long period of time, and when we finish there won't be anything like it," Trump added. "We need that now more than almost any time in the past."
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Trump's comments came a day before Secretary of Defense James Mattis is set to unveil the administration's national defense strategy, and just...
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